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  • 21put the screws on/to — (someone or something) informal : to use force or the threat of force to make (someone or something) do what you want The government is finally putting the screws to an industry that s been evading environmental laws for years. • • • Main Entry:… …

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  • 22put pressure on sb — put pressure on sb/sth ► to put someone or something in a difficult situation, or to try and persuade or force someone to do something: »Analysts said the lack of supply would undoubtedly put pressure on prices. Main Entry: ↑pressure …

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  • 23put pressure on sb/sth — ► to put someone or something in a difficult situation, or to try and persuade or force someone to do something: »Analysts said the lack of supply would undoubtedly put pressure on prices. Main Entry: ↑pressure …

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  • 24put pressure on sth — put pressure on sb/sth ► to put someone or something in a difficult situation, or to try and persuade or force someone to do something: »Analysts said the lack of supply would undoubtedly put pressure on prices. Main Entry: ↑pressure …

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  • 25put (someone) through (something) — 1. to force someone to experience something unpleasant in order to help them. His teacher put him through six months of writing essays every day to improve his skills. 2. to unintentionally cause someone to experience something painful. Elaine… …

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  • 26put the heat on (someone) — 1. to try to force or persuade someone to do something. Environmental groups are putting the heat on the government to stop pollution from power stations. (usually + to do something) 2. if you put the heat on someone who is competing with you,… …

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  • 27put — [v1] position bring, concenter, concentrate, deposit, embed, establish, fasten, fix, fixate, focus, insert, install, invest, lay, nail, park, peg, place, plank, plank down, plant, plop, plunk, plunk down, quarter, repose, rest, rivet, seat, set,… …

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  • 28put out to grass — put (someone) out to grass Brit : to force (someone) to leave a job because of old age I m not ready to be put out to grass [=put out to pasture] just yet. • • • Main Entry: ↑grass …

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  • 29Force Theory — is a musical production team from Fort Greene, Brooklyn.The group was founded in 1997 and continues to produce music for films and perform stage shows. The band s name was derived from the Unified Force Theory. In 2005, they scored the soundtrack …

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  • 30put the arm on someone — put the arm on (someone) American, informal to try to force someone to do something. If he won t pay up, we ll get Rick to put the arm on him …

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  • 31put the arm on — (someone) American, informal to try to force someone to do something. If he won t pay up, we ll get Rick to put the arm on him …

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  • 32put the screws on someone — put the screws on (someone) informal to use force or threats to make someone do what you want. They put the screws on him until eventually he was forced to resign …

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  • 33put the screws on — (someone) informal to use force or threats to make someone do what you want. They put the screws on him until eventually he was forced to resign …

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  • 34put down — ► put down 1) suppress (a rebellion, coup, or riot) by force. 2) kill (a sick, old, or injured animal). 3) pay (a sum) as a deposit. 4) informal humiliate by public criticism. Main Entry: ↑put …

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  • 35put out to grass — ► put out to grass 1) put (an animal) out to graze. 2) informal force (someone) to retire. Main Entry: ↑grass …

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  • 36put someone on the spot — phrase to ask someone a question that is difficult or embarrassing to answer I’m going to put you on the spot and ask what you would have done in his position. Thesaurus: to ask a question or questionssynonym to make someone feel ashamed or… …

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  • 37put the screws on someone — put/tighten/turn/the screws on someone informal phrase to put more pressure on someone to do something, for example by threatening them His creditors were putting the screws on him. Thesaurus: to nag or force someone to do something …

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  • 38put pressure on somebody (to do something) — put ˈpressure on sb (to do sth) idiom to force or to try to persuade sb to do sth • Advertisements put pressure on girls to be thin. Main entry: ↑pressureidiom …

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  • 39put somebody through it — put sb ˈthrough it idiom (informal, especially BrE) to force sb to experience sth difficult or unpleasant • They really put me through it (= asked me difficult questions) at the interview. Main entry: ↑put …

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  • 40put somebody to flight — put sb to ˈflight idiom (old fashioned) to force sb to run away • The enemy was quickly put to flight. Main entry: ↑flightidiom …

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